Tags : Benedict Tetzlaff Deas

Album Review: Mapping The Rendezvous // Courteeners

Having spent the last ten years thriving on the opinion they polarise, the case of Courteeners remains an intriguing one. They have, perhaps after old foes The Enemy, been the band that has drawn the most ire of critic and aficionado alike since the toppling of ‘indie landfill’ scene at the end of the noughties. […]Read More

Track Review: Cyan // Pleasure House

Rising like the proverbial phoenix from the ashes of that evanescent ‘B-Town’ scene, Birmingham’s latest musical export has arrived in the shape of Pleasure House, a tight-knit quartet who have lunged their way onto the nation’s indie music radar in the last year or so. To say what’s on offer in ‘Cyan’, the lead song […]Read More

Single Review: Getaway // Blossoms

Considering their rather full-frontal assault on festival slots, the UK touring scene and undoubtedly the playlist of your local indie disco, one may find it difficult to deduce the mystery of Blossoms‘ debut still remaining nowhere to be seen. A listen to ‘Getaway’ might give you a clue as to why, however. They’re enjoying themselves […]Read More

Single Review: Ideal Girl // The Cradles

Exalted recently as “everyone’s favourite Cardiff indie band” by BBC Radio Wales, The Cradles indubitably have their sights set well beyond the valleys with the 25th March release of ‘Ideal Girl’. Channelling the ’60s meets the 21st century’ sound that The Last Shadow Puppets mastered back in 2008, the track melds (with much success) the […]Read More

Single Review: Shoot Me (Baby) // The Shimmer Band

Still fresh from a 2015 that was in no way short on touring, self-declared ‘Explosive Psych Poppers’ The Shimmer Band are currently riding a tide of publicity for their debut single ‘Shoot Me (Baby)’, with attention even coming in the form of Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 Music show. It seems entirely deserved, too. Delivering a […]Read More

Track Review: S.O.I.A. // Strange Bones

Strange Bones are one of those bands that are easy to throw the ‘raw’ adjectives at. And not without reason; the sound that emanates from this very much touted outift is tousled, winding and, not to mention, noisy. But peer behind that, and ‘S.O.I.A’ (Sick Of it All) has an almost bluesy hint of Americana […]Read More

20 Years Strong: Celebrating Pulp’s ‘Different Class’

30th October 2015 marked the 20th anniversary of Pulp’s number one, four-times platinum, Mercury Prize winning album Different Class. Ranked at number 6 in NME’s 500 greatest albums of all time, Pulp’s fifth studio album was released at the height of Britpop and helped propel the band to nationwide fame. To celebrate the anniversary of […]Read More